If, in either respect, that is what you do believe then I’d love to see your evidence; but if you don’t, then what possible reason could there be for sticking with Sunak?
The former Immigration Minister was asked by Camilla Tominey about his plans for the future.
In Gremlins Two, the loveable creatures are electrocuted into putrified jelly. The film bears no report that eleven survived.
Liz Truss joined the rebels – who came in at two fewer than those who supported key amendments yesterday evening.
Sunak and Starmer talked past each other, with the PM receiving roars of support which it was very hard to trace to their source.
These were two of the motions put forward by Robert Jenrick and Sir Bill Cash to toughen up the scheme.
The rebels have a fair case that the Government’s previous attempts to thread the needle on deportations have failed, and may fail again. But that doesn’t mean their amendments would get planes in the air.
The public is absolutely exhausted of politicians who are only prepared to offer half measures, and to see our country limp along in a stupor of inaction and failure.
Braverman is third on 14 per cent. No-one else makes it to double percentage figures.
Killing the Bill at Second Reading would have meant no opportunity for emergency press conferences and Star Chamber findings at Committee and Report.
There were gleams of hope for the Government in the conciliatory tone of the first Conservative contributors to the debate.
The former Immigration Minister says that the Bill “could be so much better, let’s make it better, let’s make it work”.
If Conservative MPs don’t want one, they should vote for the Bill, hoping that it can be strengthened in Committee and Report.
The former Immigration Minister says he will not vote for the Prime Minister’s measures.
Whether the approach taken – of trying to avoid a head-on collision with our international obligations by seeking to overrule them in specific cases – will prove effective, either here or in the long term, is an open question.